The Moths of Suffolk
1863 Dentated Pug, Anticollix sparsata, (Treitschke, 1828)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : In a wide variety, including urban areas, hedgerows, roadside verges, heathland, moorland and woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late March to May and July to August, in the south a partial third brood from September to October

Larval foodplants : Yellow Loosestrife, the leaves and flowers

Records : Barnby (N Muddeman, 2003 & 2006), Pashford Poors Fen (SMG, 15.vi.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : This central European species occurs locally up eastern England only from Hants, through Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambs and York to Cheshire, feeding on Yellow Loosestrife, patchy in Suffolk.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 20-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBrown Scallop, Philereme vetulata

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (17.vi.2006) © Stuart Read

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (5.vii.2006) © Stuart Read
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (9.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (9.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans